Department of Anesthesiology

Career Opportunities

E.S. Siker Chair of Anesthesiology

The University of Pittsburgh Physicians and UPMC-Mercy Hospital Department of Anesthesiology is seeking candidates for the first University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine E.S. Siker Chair of Anesthesiology.   This endowed Professorship recognizes national and international eminence in the field of Anesthesiology with the successful candidate demonstrating excellence and experience in academic medicine and commitment to service, teaching, and research.  The position requires strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with a vision for patient centered care and medical education. 

Dr. Siker’s impact on the specialty of Anesthesiology in the United States and the world at large is monumental.  He has been a visionary in the specialty, responsible for the first halothane anesthetic in the United States, serving as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Director of the American Board of Anesthesiology.  In 1972, Dr. Siker was chosen by then President Nixon to lead a medical team during his visit to China.  Dr. Siker’s receipt of the ASA’s Distinguished Service Award, his training of several future academic chairs of anesthesiology departments, his service as the Rovenstine Lecturer at the ASA Annual Meeting, and at the end of his active career, his impassioned role as Executive Director of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation are all testaments of Dr. Siker’s influence.  There is no better example of an individual who had a great impact upon the specialty. 

The University of Pittsburgh Physicians provides physician and support services through a multispecialty practice plan throughout the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  UPMC is ranked no. 1 in Pennsylvania and no. 10 overall and in 14 adult specialties by U.S. News and World Report. 

UPMC Mercy is a large tertiary-care hospital located in the uptown district of Pittsburgh, with a rich history, from its beginning as the first permanent hospital in Pittsburgh and the first Mercy hospital in the world, and continuing as a provider of faith-based care to its patient population, including the underserved in our region.  The hospital remains the only Catholic hospital in the region to provide specialized services, including women’s health, neurological, cardiac, and orthopedic care, as well as serving as a Neuroradiology Stroke Intervention, Level 1 Trauma and Adult and Pediatric Burn Center. The hospital has been a focal point for teaching of students and residents from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Nursing for many years and continues to provide educational experience for our residents in multiple specialties, including neuro- and cardiothoracic anesthesia.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter including a description of current research and future research focus along with a CV and contact information for three references to:  

Mark E. Hudson, MD, MBA
Executive Vice Chairman
UPP Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh
A-1305 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Anesthesiology Faculty

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology serves one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems and is actively recruiting faculty (open rank) who are committed to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and/or research. Our diverse anesthesiology group provides a variety of challenging cases for generalists and other anesthesiology specialists. We are seeking highly-talented applicants to join our healthcare system and offer opportunities in neuro, cardiac, and general anesthesiology throughout a fourteen hospital system. Fellowship training or substantial experience is required in these subspecialties. Successful candidates must be ABA board-eligible or certified and qualify for an unrestricted Pennsylvania medical license. The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation via email to:

Howard B. Gutstein, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Anesthesiology
A-1305 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Assistant/Associate Tenure Track Position — Pain Research

The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has emerged as one of the top groups attacking the #1 public health problem in the US – intractable chronic pain. We also study the equally vexing problems of persistent itch and the epidemic of opioid abuse sweeping the nation. We are a highly collaborative group of world-class investigators that are driven to find cures. 

We are looking for scientists to join us who are also passionate about these issues and committed to finding solutions. Tremendous opportunities and resources are available for the right individual. We expect to challenge and be challenged by the successful applicant. We also expect our new colleague to share our commitment to educating the next generation of scientists. 

The University of Pittsburgh is a leading research institution with a long history of accomplishments and excellence in neuroscience. Successful applicants will be affiliated with the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research, now in its second decade, as well as a growing list of centers of excellence including Pittsburgh Sensory Neuroscience , the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience.

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and have demonstrated excellence in research. Areas of research may include but are not limited to basic and/or translational research focused on the molecular and cellular changes that contribute to the development of chronic pain, analysis of CNS pain circuits, human imaging studies, pain genetics, and fundamental processes underlying pain, itch, or touch. Appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate level, commensurate with qualifications. Salary is competitive. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain extramural funding, establish a competitive research program, and participate in graduate education.

Candidates should submit a CV, three letters of reference, a brief description of research interests, and up to three relevant publications via email to Howard Gutstein, MD at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Nurse Anesthetists

UPMC has regular job offerings for CRNAs for the Department of Anesthesiology at various UPMC facilities/hospitals. CRNAs will provide anesthetic care for all types of patients in collaboration with the supervising physician and under the standards of the Department of Anesthesiology, Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

For questions regarding CRNA positions, contact:

Adrienne Scarpino (Administrative Manager)
(412) 647-2992
To submit a resume or CV to our recruitment team, please click here.